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By-Laws Concerning Fellows
The following By-Law provisions concern the Fellows

2. The Academy shall consist of Fellows, Corresponding Fellows, Emeriti/ae Fellows, Life Members, Contributing Members, Active Members, Emeriti/ae Members, and non-voting Institutional Members.

9. . . . The President of the Fellows . . . shall sit with the Council without vote.

MEMBERSHIP

(a) Fellows

15. Fellows shall be scholars who have made notable contributions to the furthering of the stated purposes of the Academy, and who at the time of election are members of the Academy and residents of North America. The number of Fellows shall not exceed 125. Vacancies in the ranks of the Fellows shall be filled by election by the Fellows from nominations made by any three members of the Academy or by a nominating committee, the members of which shall be appointed jointly by the President of the Academy and the President of the Fellows, after consultation with the Council. The assent of the Fellows shall be necessary for election. Fellows shall pay dues at the rates of non-Fellow members. The Fellows shall hold an annual meeting at which they, with the Emeriti/ae Fellows, shall elect, by vote of a majority of those present, such officers as they deem necessary for the conduct of their business. Such officers shall include a President. The Fellows and Emeriti/ae Fellows shall also determine the procedures governing the obtaining of the assent of the Fellows to the election of new Fellows and Corresponding Fellows, subject to the general provisions of this article and article 16.

(b) Corresponding Fellows

16. Corresponding Fellows shall be scholars who have made notable contributions to the furthering of the stated purposes of the Academy, and who at the time of election are residents of countries outside of North America. The number of Corresponding Fellows shall not exceed 75. Election of Corresponding Fellows shall be in accordance with the procedures of article 15. The Corresponding Fellows shall be exempt from payment of dues.

(c) Emeriti/ae Fellows

17. Fellows may choose to take Emeritus status. The Emeritus/a Fellow gives up the right to vote for new Fellows and Corresponding Fellows, but no other rights of fellowship, and is thenceforth not counted among the 125 statutory Fellows. Emeriti/ae Fellows shall pay dues at the rates of non-Fellow members.

AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS

37. . . Timely notice of any proposed amendment of the by-laws shall be given to the President of the Fellows, who shall obtain, in any way that seems advisable, the opinion of the Fellows on the proposed amendment, which opinion the President of the Fellows shall communicate to the Council prior to its voting on the proposed amendment. . .

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